Musées napoléonien et africain, Ile d’Aix

 

in short

The house where Napoleon stayed in from 9 to 13 July 1815 was given to the nation as a museum in 1933 and now has a collection of Napoleonic souvenirs, and also an African museum.
Vue extérieure du musée Napoléon Ier de l’ile d’Aix
© Rmn-Grand Palais (musées de l’île d’Aix) / Gérard Blot
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Musées napoléonien et africain, Ile d’Aix

in detail

In the vicinity of La Rochelle and Rochefort, twenty kilometres from the Island of Ré and five from the Island of Oléron, the Island of Aix was long a strategic military stronghold. But it was Napoleon, rather than warfare, which made it famous. The Emperor stayed there after the Battle of Waterloo, from 9 to 13 July 1815, when he surrendered to the English. The house he stayed in was given to the nation as a museum in 1933 and now has a collection of Napoleonic souvenirs, and also an African museum.
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Visitor entrance

Musées napoléonien et africain de l’île d’Aix
Rue Napoléon
17123 Île d´Aix
France
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Opening Times

Sun
09:30 - 18:00
Mon
09:30 - 18:00
Tue
-
Wed
09:30 - 18:00
Thu
09:30 - 18:00
Fri
09:30 - 18:00
Sat
09:30 - 18:00
Please note: There is a daily midday break from 12:30 to 14:00.

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